About Us

Who We Are

CUPE Nova Scotia represents more than 18,000 working women and men employed throughout the public sector. We are proud to be part of Canada’s largest and fastest-growing union. CUPE represents workers in health care, education, municipalities, libraries, child care, universities, social services, public utilities, transportation, emergency services, and airlines.

CUPE members are service-providers, white-collar workers, technicians, labourers, skilled tradespeople, and professionals. More than two-thirds of CUPE members are women. About one-third of our members work part-time.

Executive Board

President
Nan McFadgen
Phone: 902 759 3231
nmcfadgen@cupe.ca

Vice-President
Dianne Frittenburg
Phone: 902 521 7782
dfritt@icloud.com

Recording Secretary
Dave Dort
Phone: 902 237 0125
edavedort@hotmail.com

SecretaryTreasurer 

Sandra Trenchard

Phone: 902-304-9821

sandratrenchard@hotmail.ca

Equity Vice-President
Elizabeth Paris
Phone: 902 695 2181
eparis@eastlink.ca

Communications Editor
Mary Jessome
Phone: 902 574 1380
maryejess@hotmail.com

Area VP – Halifax
Chris Melanson
Phone: 902 818 7767
cmelanson@hotmail.com

Area VP – Yarmouth
Greg Williams
Phone: 902 749 1182
gregwilliamsyar@gmail.com

Area VP – New Glasgow
Sean Foley
Phone: 902 662 3806 (h), 902 899 1446 (c)
deer9992@yahoo.com

Area VP – Sydney
Janice Cantwell
902 736 3703 (h)
jansurecan@yahoo.ca

Affiliated Locals